Inspirational Infusion

#22 — January 1, 2011

I don’t know what your destiny will be,
but one thing I do know:
The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought
and found
how to serve.

— Albert Schweitzer

Welcome, Inspired Traveler!

Happy New Year! As I become more mature (not older!) it seems as if the years move more swiftly and time is racing forward. And, with maturity, it would seem that balance would be easier…HA! Most of you will agree that that is not the case! And so, how do we approach this new year?

With, I believe, the promise of joyful service offered to those we lead both formally and informally. We have known for a long time that discussing trumps dictating and that possibility opens rather than limits. But how many times during the day do we use the word “joy” — especially when it relates to our work? In my humble opinion — not enough!

So, my hope for you this year is that it will be filled with joy! Joy in serving others; joy in infusing our workplaces with spirit; joy in the successful accomplishment of goals and, most of all, joy in knowing that our work helps others to reach new heights of personal fulfillment.

Here are some thought-provoking questions to begin the new year with:

  • What do you learn from helping and serving others?
  • Why does it bring you joy to serve — even if no one knows that you provided the service?
  • How does serving others shift your priorities and create balance?
  • Where does the joy in leadership lie for you?

If we are to create spirit filled work places where people can reach their full potential, we must be joyously committed to service. For it is in serving with love and joy that both those served and those who do the serving benefit.

Be joyful! Live with enthusiasm! Serve unconditionally! Create spirit! And, then, look around… everyone will be noticing. And, sooner or later, they will want to join in! And that, my friends, is leadership in living!

Be Magnificent! Have an Inspirational Day!


At InspirationInProgress we take great joy in helping individuals and organizations link people, passion and possibilities. Give us a call at 215 260 1611 and let’s create some joy together!